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A dicastery (from Greek δικαστήριον, law-court, from δικαστής, judge/juror) is a department of the Roman Curia, the administration of the Holy See through which the pope directs the Roman Catholic Church. The most recent comprehensive constitution of the church, Pastor bonus (1988), includes this definition:

By the word "dicasteries" are understood the Secretariat of State, Congregations, Tribunals, Councils and Offices, namely, the Apostolic Camera, the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See and the Prefecture for the Economic Affairs of the Holy See.[1]

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български: Дикастерия
català: Dicasteri
čeština: Dikasterium
Deutsch: Dikasterium
español: Dicasterio
français: Dicastère
hrvatski: Dikasterij
ქართული: დიკასტერია
Nederlands: Dicasterie
polski: Dykasteria
português: Dicastério
русский: Дикастерия
українська: Дикастерія